The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) Annual National Institute Held October 13-15, 2010

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The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) http://www.aaham.org , held its Annual National Institute (ANI), “Catch the Wave of Healthcare Reform”, October 13-15, 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

“Attendees packed the rooms to hear to our insightful keynote speakers and take part in the high quality educational programs AAHAM is recognized for” said President, Laurie A. Shoaf, CPAM

The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) http://www.aaham.org , held its Annual National Institute (ANI), “Catch the Wave of Healthcare Reform”, October 13-15, 2010 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa.

Attendees from across the country and as far away as India, attended educational sessions, networked and visited exhibitors to learn about the latest in products and services available to the industry.

“Attendees packed the rooms to hear to our insightful keynote speakers and take part in the high quality educational programs AAHAM is recognized for” said President, Laurie A. Shoaf, CPAM. The nearly 500 conference goers included patient account managers, business office personnel, medical billing professionals, medical office managers, patient access managers, coding specialists, compliance officers and hospital chief financial officers.

Keynote speakers included Fred Lee, author of “If Disney Ran Your Hospital, Nine ½ Things You Would Do Differently” and Elizabeth Holloway, PhD and Mitchell Kusy, PhD, co-authors of “Toxic Workplace, Managing Toxic Personalities and Their Systems of Power.” Lobbyist Paul Miller of Miller Wenhold, LLC, presented the Institute’s closing session encompassing the upcoming mid term elections and the implications for the future of healthcare reform.

Fifty session speakers presented topics in five separate healthcare tracks; Management/Revenue Cycle, Access/Quality Management, Compliance, Leadership/Professional Development and Specialty.

“In light of the economy and budget cutbacks, we were extremely pleased with the attendance this year. It was validating to see continuing education and commitment to our industry continues to be important in these times” said AAHAM Executive Director, Sharon Galler, CMP.

For a complete agenda, photos, speaker list and more information regarding AAHAM and its programs, please visit http://www.aaham.org or contact AAHAM, 703-281-4043.

ABOUT AAHAM
The American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM) is a national professional association of thirty-seven chapters and over 2700 healthcare patient financial services professionals from hospitals, clinics, billing offices, allied vendors, physicians and multi physician groups. AAHAM members direct the activities of the thousands of people who are employed in the healthcare industry.

AAHAM is the preeminent professional organization for revenue cycle professionals and is known for its prestigious certification and educational programs; professional development of its members is one of the primary goals of the association. AAHAM is also recognized for its quarterly journal, The Journal of Healthcare Administrative Management and its Annual National Institute, held each fall. AAHAM actively represents the interests of its members through a comprehensive program of legislative and regulatory monitoring and participation in industry groups such as WEDI, ASC X12, NUBC and NUCC.

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